Hi, a partition appears on my computer from time to time that's inaccessible, I can't take ownership of & contains numerous exe's, about 10 items named sftlist.exe which appear to be in use but not showing in task manager.
I also keep losing ownership of my external drives which is incredibly frustrating & some I cannot take back even in safe mode. The partition doesn't show up in DISKPART & I tried to remove it in safe mode but didn't show up. My DNS keeps changing every few seconds to a random server & computer's been freezing constantly. As well as Chrome stopped working so I tried uninstalling it & then was unable to reinstall it. Check out program files & there a Google folder constantly producing different system files while offline that cannot be deleted as access is denied!
Also, I checked computer management & it doesn't show up there either. Definitely not the system partition as I was able to take full ownership of it. When I look at properties of partition it doesn't state file system & says size is 0.
Now starting to get weird annoying error messages everywhere, for instance telling me sharing violations are occurring when I try to perform simple tasks & I'm unable to erase or move the picture I just attached as administrative privileges are required, despite me being admin I cannot give permission then it just randomly disappeared, & not to the recycling bin. Pulling my hair out here!
I'm contemplating reinstalling windows or using a system image backup if I can gain ownership to my external HD for long enough.
Any input would be fantastic thanks.
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Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 28 May 2015 - 05:22 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to 'Am I infected?'